Wafa Abed


Wafa Abed


Academic Appointment(s)

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Mathematics


I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Yarmouk university in Jordan in 1987. I received a Master of Science in Mathematics from the same university in 1989. I also have a Master of Science in business administration from the Hull College of Business from GRU in May 2014 (Now Augusta University). I taught at different universities in different countries like Jordan (Jordan University of Science and Technology), United Arab Emirates (UAE University), and the United States of America (Augusta University). I moved with my family to the states in 2005 and we all received our American citizenship in 2009. When my students ask me where I am from, I tell them I was born in Palestine, I was brought up in Kuwait, I pursued my education in Jordan, and I worked in Kuwait, Amman, and U.A.E. then moved to the U.S., so I find it absolutely fair to say that the Whole World is my country and I've been moving among its different states.

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  • MBA, Business Administration and Management, General Georgia Regents University, 2014

  • MS, Math Yarmouk University, 1989

  • BS, Math Yarmouk University, 1987

Awards & Honors

  • Dean's List Hull College of Business ar GRU., 2012

  • Teaching Assistant grant 1989

  • President's List Yarmouk University, 1985

  • Dean's List Yarmouk University, 1984

  • Yarmouk University Academic Scholarship 1984

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MATH 1111

    College Algebra
  • MATH 1113

    Precalculus Mathematics

Teaching Interests

I have been teaching math. courses since 1990 between Calculus I, Calculus II, Linear Algebra, Statistics, College Algebra, and Precalculus. I believe that teaching concepts of the topics covered in the math. courses is as important as teaching procedures or how to solve certain math problems. Understanding concepts will enable students to think, analyze, and figure out the procedure to work on any problem. While teaching them only procedures will limit their ability of critical thinking. Any simple change or twist in a problem will make them unable to find the solution, simply because they do not understand the concept behind it. So a good start of any course would be: “We are here to learn concepts not only procedures”.

Department Service

  • Online Teaching Committee 2018 - 2021

  • Distance Committee 2017 - 2021

  • Ad Hoc Math 1113 Committee 2018 - 2021

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Technologies and facilities Committee 2017 - 2021

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Core Math Committee 2018 - 2021

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

College Service

  • 2015 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • - 2016

    Role: Other
  • - 2015

    Role: Other
  • - 2015

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • Gradebook in D2L - 2015

Public Service

  • Aiken Community 2021 - 2021

    Role: Member